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Submitted by Roger Mellor

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)
"Radio Times" film guide

Director - Michael Powell
Writer - Richard Imrie [Emeric Pressburger]
Starring - Mark Dightman & Robert Eddison
Running Time - 55mins
Country of Origin - UK

It is a film-making tragedy that after 1960's Peeping Tom director Michael Powell's reputation took a serious nose dive. This peculiar little film for children, which was the final teaming of Powell with longtime collaborator Emeric Pressburger, sadly did nothing to resurrect the great man's career. Here, schoolboy John (Mark Dightman) takes a trip to the Tower of London and loses his pet mouse. Sent home from school later for falling asleep in a class on electricity, he dreams (or does he?) that the people on the tube and in the street have turned yellow.

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